October 19, 2016
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Field Education Coordinator - School of Nursing

Walden University - Minneapolis, MN

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  • Company
    Walden University Walden University
  • Location
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Job Description
Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of clients, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

The School of Nursing within the College of Health Science is seeking a full-time staff member. The Nurse Field Education Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the practicum/field experience processes for the School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences. This is a full-time position that will report to the Nurse Field Education Coordinator Supervisor and work closely with academic leadership, faculty, as well as other administrators in the college, and the Central Office of Field Experience.

This position will be based out of our Minneapolis, MN office.


Assist School of Nursing students in completing and gaining faculty approval for practicum application materials and locating field placement sites as needed across a variety of nursing programs (BSN, MSN, DNP).
Track and maintain student field education files, field education applications, and field placement site information.
Work closely with university contracts administrators and serve as a primary affiliation agreement liaison between university and outside practicum agencies.
Assist specialty coordinators and field experience faculty in resolving student problems arising out of the practicum experience.
Assists in identifying and developing new initiatives to increase student practicum experience satisfaction. Act as student point of contact concerning practicum matters.
Assists in developing and maintaining mechanisms to communicate practicum experience policies and procedures to students, academic advising, program directors, and faculty/specialization coordinators.
Manage and administer student survey tool to monitor student practicum progress and satisfaction.
Under the direction of Director of Field Experience and in collaboration with the Program Directors, Specialty Coordinators and Nursing Field Education Supervisor:
1. Update field education forms and website materials as necessary.
2. Assume initiative for developing new practicum forms/documents.
3. Maintain a field education manual outlining the mission, purpose, and objectives of the field experience as well as description of all field training policies and procedures. Help train and mentor new team members.

External Requirements
The individual must possess a bachelor s degree, preferably in the health or human services areas.
Masters OR RN licensure required
Masters in Health related field and RN licensure with an emphasis in Nurse Practitioner strongly preferred
Experience in the area of academic or other student advising is preferred.
Excellent analytical, problem solving, written and verbal communication, detail-oriented, multitasking, and organizational skills.
Excellent time management skills with an ability to set and meet deadlines.
Creative, innovative, and strategic thinking as well as the ability to work independently and with faculty and graduate students at a distance.
Ability to anticipate future trends and problems and plan for them accordingly.
Demonstrate proficiency in operating Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Ability to learn Walden's administrative database.
Experience in online distance-learning environment a plus.
Experience working with graduate students in an educational environment.

Job Category
Academic Support


United States

Position Type

Laureate Education, Inc. and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. EOE.